Volunteer Coaching Application


Volunteering in the State of Maine is considered an at-will-opportunity.

The information provided in this application for volunteer services is true, correct and
complete. If assigned a volunteer task, any misstatement or omission of facts on this
application may result in my dismissal. I authorize the Fairfield Police Athletic League to perform a background check on me through the State Police and/or Department of Human Services and/or Department of Motor Vehicles

The Fairfield Police Athletic League (PAL) abides by a strict Code of Conduct governing all coaches, players, officials and parents. The purpose of the Code is to ensure that the Fairfield PAL participants treat each other with dignity and respect.

The Code of Conduct is a condition of membership for all players, parents, coaches and officials. All members of Fairfield PAL agree to abide by the Code of Conduct and to be subjected to the consequences of violating the Code. It is understood that by enrolling into the Fairfield PAL programs that players, parents and coaches are all bound by this Code of Conduct and its validity is hereby a matter of record and is not dependent upon physical signature.

All enforcement decisions made by the officials of the Fairfield PAL Board are final and are not subject to review. No refunds will be granted to those players or parents dismissed from the program for violating the Code of Conduct.


Fairfield PAL CODE OF CONDUCT

Parents
1. Teach and practice good sportsmanship at all games and practices. You are role models!
2. Know the rules of the game of the sport.
3. Respect the game of Football, Baseball, Basketball, Softball, Soccer, Field Hockey and Cheerleading.
4. Respect the officials. Respect the coaches, they are volunteers.
5. While the child is practicing or playing in a game do not coach your child. Let players play and coaches coach, and support both positively.
6. Do not EVER criticize players regardless of the circumstance.
7. Follow the “24 Hour Rule”; if you have a complaint resulting from a game (or practice) situation, speak with the coach on the following day.
8. If there is a serious problem, notify the Director of the designated sports program. If you are not satisfied of the resolution contact the Fairfield PAL Athletic Board.
9. Emphasize the FUN of the game and the team, putting forth effort, not wins and losses.

Players

1. Respect your teammates, coaches, referees and opponents at all times.
2. Give 100% effort at each practice and game.
3. Know the rules of the game of sport you are in and abide by them.
4. Support and encourage your teammates. Set a positive example.
5. Wear the required equipment at all games and practices, and keep your equipment well maintained.
6. Display good sportsmanship at all times on and off the field.
7. Don’t be afraid to make a mistake, that is part of learning.
8. Learn from your coaches; practice hard; play smart; Have Fun!
9. Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.

Coaches
1. A coach is a role model, who must act with the highest moral character possible.
2. Coaches must reinforce the self-image of each player. A coach must be positive and constructive.
3. Respect the sport you are coaching.
4. Respect the officials.
5. Teach the rules of the sport program. Abide by those rules in practices and games.
6. Establish objectives for the team and players and inform them of team and individual goals.
7. Teach and practice good sportsmanship at all games and practices.
8. Be modest in victory and gracious in defeat.

For All
1. Any conduct, including abusive language and/or gestures, insensitive remarks, damage to property or belongings, or any other conduct that reflects poorly on yourself or the Fairfield PAL and is deemed to be unacceptable, will not be tolerated. This rule applies to all players, parents, siblings and guests at all times when in or around games or practices as a member of the program.

2. During a tournament or game when you are away, you represent the Towns of Albion, Benton, Clinton, Fairfield and the Fairfield Police Athletic League (PAL). Any conduct such as shoplifting, destruction of property, consumption of drugs or alcohol, or any other improper activity or behavior will not be tolerated. This rule applies for the entire time when it is away for a game or tournament.

3. The Fairfield PAL Board and the Athletic Director will deal with unacceptable conduct at its sole discretion, Imposing warnings, suspension or expulsion, as it deems appropriate.

*ANY SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION BASED ON VIOLATIONS OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT WILL NOT BE ACCOMPANIED BY A TUITION REFUND.

*Communication
In order to encourage players to develop as young men and women, players are encouraged to communicate directly with their coaches, This includes concerns or questions regarding playing time, positions, team placement and suggestions for improvement/feedback.
*An exception for this is for health issues such as allergies, asthma, ADD/ADHD, diabetes, etc., which parents should communicate directly with coaches if they feel the need. All health issues will be kept strictly confidential.

24 Hour Rule
If parents have issues with a coach, they should discuss the issues with the program Director, after observing the 24 hour waiting period. Please remember that our coaches are volunteers. Please respect their time and dedication to creating a fun, learning experience for all of our players.

As the Fairfield Police Athletic League we expect and encourage all of our athletes to play other sports during the rest of the year, as it both increases athletic development and more importantly, adds to players’ enthusiasm for all of the sports they play.

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